Delicious Mac & Cheese (Stove Top)

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"I originally found this recipe years ago (to long to remember where I got it!) I have made it ever since, although I have added a few of my special touches to the recipe, you can jazz it up to your own liking, the mac and cheese does thicken up after cooking. This makes a huge amount but it can be reduced by half"

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (126.2 g)
  • Calories 306.3
  • Total Fat - 17.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 49.7 mg
  • Sodium - 283.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 12 g
  • Calcium - 324.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a large saucepan cook the macaroni until al dente; drain in a colander. Transfer to a large serving bowl.

Step 2

In saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper; cook stirring with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes. Gradually whisk in the warmed half-and-half and mustard and cook whisking constantly, until the mixture is steaming hot and thick, around 3- 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheddar until melted, then stir cooked macaroni. Season with salt and if your want, more pepper.

Step 3

Spoon into serving bowls (the mixture will thicken up the more time it sits in the bowl).

Step 4

Top with cottage cheese (this is only optional) then serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.